Justice ABM Khairul Haque, a senior judge in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, was yesterday appointed chairman of Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (BJSC).
President Zillur Rahman made the appointment as per Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission Rules 2007.
The post of BJSC chairman fell vacant since its former chief Md Tafazzul Islam took oath as the chief justice last December.
Humayun Kabir, deputy secretary of BJSC, told The Daily Star that the secretary of the commission received the appointment letter yesterday.
ABM Khairul Haque was born in Madaripur on May 19 in 1944. He obtained his LLB from Dhaka University and Bar-at-Law from Lincolns Inn, London.
He was elevated to additional judge of the High Court Division in April 1998 and appointed regular judge of the same division in April 2000.
Later, he was promoted to senior judge in the Appellate Division on July 14 last year.